Democratic State Convention 2013

The deadline to become a delegate to the 2013 Democratic State Convention is Monday, August 5th - only a few days away. The convention brings together activists, operatives, candidates, and elected officials from across Florida every two years to decide the future of the State Democratic Party.

The 2013 State Convention is the place to be for Democratic party politics in Florida. We plan on sending the largest delegation of Miami Democrats ever to a State Convention. Together, we will let the rest of Florida know that Miami-Dade is the key to victory in 2014.

This year's convention is being held at Disney's Yacht Club Resort in Orlando from Friday, Oct 25 through Sunday, Oct 27.

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The Blue Party

In July 1896, 400 sweaty people crowded into a room to vote to incorporate the city of Miami.

In 2013, several hundred young progressives will come together to wish Miami a happy birthday and celebrate another amazing year in paradise (while we're still above water). Join the Miami-Dade Democrats & Miami-Dade Young Dems on Friday, July 26th for:
The Blue Party: Celebrate Miami's Birthday

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Miami Dems Call on Congress to Protect the Right to Vote

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Contact: Rachel Johnson
Email: rachel@miamidadedemocrats.org

Press Release: Miami Dems Call on Congress to Protect the Right to Vote

In a startling setback for civil and voting rights in the U.S., conservative justices on the Supreme Court today struck down the core of the Voting Rights Act – a law that for decades has protected the vote for millions living in states with a history of voter suppression.

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Scott Continues to Marginalize Hispanic and Other Legalized Immigrants with Latest Veto

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 407.701.4357
Email: rachel@miamidadedemocrats.org

Press Release: Press Release: Scott Continues to Marginalize Hispanic and Other Legalized Immigrants with Latest Veto

This week, Governor Rick Scott vetoed a bill that would have allowed the children of immigrants who are not U.S. citizens to use a use a new federal form to obtain temporary Florida driver licenses. Only two Florida lawmakers voted against the bill, which passed the state Senate unanimously.

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Erik Fresen's failed leadership on Miami-Dade College

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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Contact: Rachel Johnson
Email: rachel@miamidadedemocrats.org

Press Release: Erik Fresen's failed leadership on Miami-Dade College

In response to the recent Miami Herald article: "Bill to support Miami Dade College dies on last day of session," the Miami-Dade Democratic Party issued the following statement:

"The fact is this bill should have been heard long before the last week of session and wasn't even on the agenda for the two days that an automatic reader was used," said Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "This is a colossal failure of leadership by Erik Fresen, who should have pushed Speaker Weatherford to hear the bill during the last two days of session like so many other bills were. Instead of looking for false excuses, Fresen should look in the mirror as he should have focused on expanding medicaid for those who need health care and also increasing funding for higher education."

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